The mission of the University of Missouri Metabolomics Center (MUMC) is to provide advanced, cutting-edge metabolomics capabilities and expertise to both the MU community and outside entities. We strive to provide advanced instrumentation and quality service, and to promote collaborations with those researchers in plant, animal and medical sciences who seek academic inputs from the metabolomics research group.

For more information, please call our lab at 573-882-5596.

 

Our Instrumentation

The instrumentation available at the Metabolomics Center has multiple platforms for targeted and non-targeted small molecule/metabolite analyses. These include an Agilent 6890N Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to a 5973N mass selective detector, 7890 GC interfaced with 7200B quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometer (GC-QTof MS), Bruker Impact II Q-Tof MS coupled to Waters Acquity ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography (UPLC).

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Our
Services

The Metabolomics Center provides a variety of essential services.

MUMC personnel perform both targeted and non-targeted small molecule/metabolite profiling.

MUMC personnel also provide standard and optional data processing. Data processing includes three levels; Tier1, Tier2 and Tier3.

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Our
News

May 15-19, 2017

Metabolomics Workshop
Learn how to collect metabolite profiles of your samples using gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GCMS & LCMS) in this 5-day workshop. Hands-on training focused on sample preparation, sample derivatization, data acquisition, and data processing will take place Mon through Thurs. Friday will be a symposium highlighting current metabolomics research.
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October 7, 2016

Long-term collaborator Prof. Richard A. Dixon from the Univ. of North Texas visits the MU Metabolomics Center and provides a seminar as part of the MU Biochemistry Symposium Series. Prof. Dixon’s seminar title was “New players in the biosynthesis of plant phenolic polymers”. Dixon discussed with the Center’s staff current collaborative efforts underway and potential future collaborations.

September 26, 2016

Visiting scientists and dignitaries from the University of Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, visited the MU Metabolomics Center and learned about the new cutting edge metabolomics technologies that can be made available by collaboration between MU and UWC investigators. They visited MU as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the MU-UWC partnership.

August 19, 2016

University of Missouri Metabolomics Minisymposium.
Gary Patti (Washington Univ.): “Metabolomics in Biomedicine: The Next Frontier or a Last Resort?”
Mohamed Bedair (Monsanto): “Multiple Plant Hormone Profiling using UHPLC-QqQMS/MS”
Douglas Allen (Danforth Plant Sciences Center): “Isotopic labeling and metabolic flux analysis to decipher plant metabolism”
Zhentian Lei (University of Missouri): “Metabolomics and its application”
Sam Wang (Danforth Plant Sciences Center): “Lipidomics in metabolic and stress signaling
Ivan Baxter (Danforth Plant Sciences Center): “Using Ionomics for Insights into Biology“
Lloyd Sumner (University of Missouri): “Metabolomics Grand Challenges and Higher-throughput metabolite identifications using UHPLC-UV-MS-SPE-NMR”

August 15-19, 2016

Metabolomics Workshop.
Learn how to collect metabolite profiles of your samples using gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GCMS & LCMS) in this 5-day, workshop. Hands-on training focused on sample preparation, sample derivatization, data acquisition, and data processing will take place Mon through Thurs. Friday will be a symposium highlighting current metabolomics research.

August 12, 2016

Metabolomics Center Open House